Run into more customer service bots lately? Let Marketplace Tech know. More info
Codebreaker

In other Nexus news… from Q to 7

Marc Sanchez Jun 28, 2012

Google also makes the official announcement of its Nexus 7, the much-whispered about tablet, and sets its sights on the Kindle Fire. One big difference between the two tablets: the Nexus 7 can see. In other words the 7 inch tablet has a camera and the Fire doesn’t. Google said the device, the first of tablet kind to be branded and made by the company, will be available in mid-July. Initially orders you will only be able to get a Nexus 7 through Google Play, but expect it to be in stores later on.
Reuters writes
that the tablet will resemble the Fire in how it connects people to the Internet:


Google can similarly use the Nexus 7 to connect to its own online offerings, which include YouTube and Google Play, the name of its online store where it sells digital music, movies and games. It will go after more cost-conscious users who might shun the pricier iPad


And the cost? $199, same as the Fire. And if the rumors are true, pretty much as soon as people start getting their hands on these babies, the next Fire will drop at the end of July.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.